VN advocates UNEP’s “Clean up the World” campaign 16:27 | 18/09/2008
VGP – The launching ceremony of “Clean up the World” Campaign under the motto “Start today… Save Tomorrow – Clean up Our Climate” will take place on September 20 in Cần Thơ Province.
VN hosts first ASEAN workshop on nanotechnology 14:27 | 18/09/2008
VGP - Nearly 200 Vietnamese and 100 foreign scientists from 24 countries and territories, including nine of ten ASEAN member-states, presented themselves at an ongoing international workshop on advanced materials science and nanotechnology opened in Nha Trang city of Khánh Hòa province on September 16.
VN to strictly punish Vedan’s law-breaking act 19:00 | 17/09/2008
VGP - Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Phạm Khôi Nguyên said that Vedan Việt Nam (based in the southern province of Đồng Nai) will be strictly punished for its infringement of Vietnamese laws by intentionally eliminating untreated sewage into the Thị Vải River.
Denmark assists VN in tackling climate change 16:00 | 17/09/2008
VGP – Denmark will finance Việt Nam US $40 million to increase the sustainability of the latter’s socio-economic development program and minimize negative impacts of climate change.
“Cracking bamboo” – Musical linkage of modern Western and traditional SE Asia 15:24 | 17/09/2008
VGP – Opened on September 15 in Hà Nội with the performance of artists from Việt Nam, China, India, France, Norway, Mongolia and Germany, the Asia-Europe International Music Festival “Cracking Bamboo”, initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and co-organized by the Hà Nội National Conservatory of Music and the Goethe Institute, is a good get-together of Western pieces of music and Southeast Asia traditional musical instruments.
VN continues to be an FDI and ODA absorber 09:14 | 17/09/2008
VGP - Việt Nam expects to attract over US $50 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2008, of which over US $10 billion will be disbursed. It also receives the total estimated official development assistance (ODA) of US $3.107 billion.
VN willing to share with Cambodia its experience of realizing WTO commitments 18:29 | 16/09/2008
VGP – Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Nguyễn Xuân Phúc had a reception on September 16 with Cambodia’s Secretary of State of Commerce Sorasak Pan who is on a working visit to Việt Nam to exchange experience of international cooperation, especially in implementing WTO admission commitments.
VN manages to keep trade deficit under US $20 bil. 16:32 | 15/09/2008
VGP - According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT), trade deficit slightly rose from US $736 million in June to US $753 million in July and US $900 in August, nudging the total trade deficit to US $15.96 billion for the first eight months.
Pilot use of environmental friendly ethanol starts in VN 16:12 | 15/09/2008
VGP – PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PV Oil) started providing ethanol biogas Gasohol E5 at two filling stations in Hà Nội on September 15.
VN, US signed joint declaration on product safety 19:34 | 14/09/2008
VGP – The Directorate for Standard and Quality of Việt Nam (STAMEQ), administered by the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission signed a joint declaration on cooperation in product safety last week.